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Filing a Bad Faith Claim with the Underlying Claim and Staying the Bad Faith Claim Until Liability and Damages are Determined

Here is another area of handling uninsured/underinsured motorists insurance bad faith claims that got murkier with the King and Bottini cases that we discussed here. As confusion spread from the Bottini concurring opinion, it was more important than ever to include the bad faith claim, and often a declaratory action count, from the beginning of your UM case to avoid… Read More


Local Law Firm Ranked Among 2015 “Best Law Firms”

Swope, Rodante P.A. is thrilled to announce its inclusion in this year’s U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings. The firm has earned a Tier 1 metropolitan ranking for its work in personal injury litigation and insurance law. Firms included in the 2015 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with continuously impressive ratings from clients and peers…. Read More


Bottini v. GEICO – Victory Lap

VICTORY LAP Contributing Authors: Dale Swope and Angela Rodante In the seven years since her husband’s untimely death, Mary Bottini has sought justice from her automobile insurer, GEICO, which made a series of ridiculous excuses to deny and delay payment of uninsured motorist (UM) benefits she was clearly owed. Two years ago, her quest produced a cryptic court decision that… Read More


What is a Closed Head Injury?

Traumatic head injuries come in many forms. A closed head injury is the sort of injury in which the skull does not break and the dura mater stays intact as well. Though it may seem like a good sign to have a head injury without damaging the skull, closed head injuries can still cause significant damage to the brain. During… Read More


Brain Trauma and Equal Opportunity: What You Need to Know

Job Resources for Brain Trauma Victims What is Traumatic Brain Injury? Before delving into the various training and employment opportunities available to brain-injured persons in America today, let’s make sure we’re all on the same page regarding what constitutes traumatic brain injury, or TBI. To go straight to our resources TBI occurs when the brain is in some way damaged… Read More


What are Cerebral Contusions?

When facing injuries, one of the scariest and most frustrating things is to hear a lot of medical jargon that you don’t understand. After an injury, the injured party should be able to focus on entirely on healing. The last thing you need during such a stressful time is to struggle with unfamiliar terminology. If you or a family member… Read More


Diagnosing Spinal Cord Injuries – 3 Tests You Need To Take!

Spinal Cord Injury Tests Diagnosing spinal cord injuries quickly after an accident has critical implications for breathing, cardiac function and neurological health. Your doctor will take a medical history and conduct a physical and neurological examination to assess weaknesses and losses of sensation. Quick treatment after a spinal injury improves chances for recovery, and any accident that causes spinal injury… Read More